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I Feel Hollow and Empty

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    Disconnected

    I know where this emptiness comes from: too many years being independent, traveling around, disconnecting from people and never connecting to family. It is all nice and fine, and it is also a very safe approach, but it catches up with you sooner or later. Never having really...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    Nothing Inside

    I dunno...it's something that comes back to haunt me every few days - like today. It's very random. Two days ago, I was happy and cheerful and now I feel so...gloomy. It goes away when I'm around people I love and when I'm having fun, but as soon as I'm alone, as soon as my mind...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    Felt

    I felt hollow and Empty Like the darkness had finally completley covered me I was stuck in the middle of the tunnel Or finally at the bottom of my hole With no way out Just stuck there There was no light at all No sliver linning No the glass was half-empty Not half full No...
    InmemoryofLifelessStar InmemoryofLifelessStar 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    Something Is Missing And Always Has Been

    I cannot explain it. Perhaps it is the curse of a young mind that sought out to understand things it was not yet ready for. Or the curse of a soul hunting dark dreams. Whatever the reason, this has been part of who I am since I was young. My mind chose the path before my human...
    ShinimiM1ka ShinimiM1ka 22-25, F Dec 3, 2013

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    Empty.. and Hollow...

    I feel.. Empty.. No emotion.. Numb.. Speechless..  I want my son back...
    ShallowDreamers ShallowDreamers 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    This Says It Much Better

    "Right Where It Belongs" See the animal in his cage that you built Are you sure what side you're on? Better not look him too closely in the eye Are you sure what side of the glass you are on? See the safety of the life you have built Everything where it belongs Feel the...
    UnderTheBridge UnderTheBridge 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2011

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    Missing

    I feel like a whole part of me is missing that I am not even here sometimes and honestly not part of the earth.    It isn't pleasant either.   Hollow feelings aren't what  i need right now.  i need my birthfamily! 
    kthimm1 kthimm1 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    Something I Wrote

      She gave you a chance You broke the romance She gave you her love You broke who she was I’d rather die today Than live to see tomorrow Don’t want to wake up Can’t continue the sorrow I’ve had enough Of the fighting, the lies Trying so...
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2009

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    At Times and Moreso Now.

    Just the enveloping awareness of infinity - there is so much available to choose from and yet; still, the small ledge of the "easy way out"; keeping things as they were years ago, and returning to what I once walked away from. ...the "teeter-totter" of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 15, 2009

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    It's Hard To Explain,

    Unless you've felt like this, I guess this will be hard to understand, hard to imagine, hard to feel. The emptiness inside me is something even I don't fully understand let alone know how to express in words. Emptiness is like an iron feather, a dark cloud - it feels so heavy yet...
    FadedMarks FadedMarks 16-17, F 2 Responses May 8, 2011

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    Breakable

    The only time you can truly understand how this feels like is if you have been there yourself. I feel like I'm about to cave in, there's just nothing on the inside. No emotion, no heart, no soul, no life. Just nothing. It kinda of makes me feel highly breakable, like one strong...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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    Empty and Devoid of Direction

    Have you ever felt like you lived someone elses life? That... although you may have sub-consciously known who you are and what you wanted to do with your life... that somehow it had become (or were) the culmination of everyones expectations? That by the time you realised (or...
    weever weever 22-25 1 Response Dec 14, 2008

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    How?

    How do you leave a path you have walked for a lifetime? Treading the path of loneliness and isolation for as long as you can remember. As familiar as breathing, As sure as your own heartbeat. How do you walk away from that? Is moving on always the best answer? When for a...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Nov 22, 2010

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    I Don't Know How to Cope

    I feel such an emptiness inside. This hollowness that haunts my every breath. I don't know what to feel right now...I miss him so much..my precious little boy..He still holds my heart. I want to just scream! I want to cry..do something other then wanting to feel something. He...
    HanaNoMizu HanaNoMizu 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    I Hit That Wall- Wall Of Darkness

    My life is falling apart, so apart that I ‘m afraid if I can pull it back together. I don’t know what is going on with me, but I feel like everything that I hold for ,everything that I wished for is falling apart. I feel sad; I feel the sadness penetrating its way through me...
    SweetMeg SweetMeg 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Hollow And Empty

    Hollow and empty,That's how i feelSince you've been gone,Lonely am I,Please come back,I'm so sorry,I let you go. 
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 29, 2011

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    I'm Dead Inside.

    For a while now I have felt dead inside. I don't feel love for anyone, I don't feel sad, I don't feel happy. It's absolutely empty inside of me.
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 4, 2009

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    Brick By Brick

    I've lost my voice, my opinions, my feelings, and seemingly my ability to connect with others. I've had no motivation or muse to write or draw, nothing comes to mind. I try to do creative exercises but it all comes out wrong or ugly and feels so empty and meaningless. Even just...
    Anastrianna Anastrianna 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2013

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    Completely

    Everything is the same to me. Food doesn't have a taste. People can't make me smile. I don't know how to handle times like these. Nothing can make me feel. I'm completely indifferent to life. I am nothing. I have no value.
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F Feb 2, 2012

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    When The Night Comes

    That's pretty much what I feel when it comes to the end of the day. I'm alone and lonely. it feels so empty, so helpless. I'm nobody. Sometimes this emptiness, it hurts so much that I really wanna scream it out loud. But what for? No one is going to listen. All I do is crying...
    Lena04 Lena04 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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    I just feel so empty inside like im always going to be stuck in this rut im in, i have nothing and no one to go to. I feel it all started 4 years ago when i transferred from public...
    koopakoop koopakoop 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    do you ever feel lonely even with everyone arround you? i don't know what to do or what to say to get out of depression. I can´t talk to anyone because even if they listen to me...
    yelyah yelyah 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I was so use to talking to you everyday hanging out with you as much as we could. You say you have feelings and you really want us to work but you never made anything official. We...
    zeldazeens zeldazeens 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I recently got broken up with I dont even know if that's technically what I should say. He just decided we need a break. I feel like im dying my haerts in a million pieces. I just...
    zebrazoe4life zebrazoe4life 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    i would like to know ways tto learn how to love myself, not to be insecure and paranoid? any tips would be appreciated. i have very low self esteem i also suffer from severe...
    pinkglitteress pinkglitteress 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I've had someone with me for a majority of my life, which can be a good thing or bad thing, I think. Well, duh. But, when bad things happen and you lose that person for awhile or...
    Ecarie Ecarie 22-25, M Apr 11

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    Well I'm going through a divorce right now and there are people around me. So I can talk to them but I don't have a connection with them so I'm feeling so empty and un loved and...
    savagedman savagedman 36-40 Apr 6

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    I literally feel so empty inside.. I'm depressed and I literally have no self confidence. I look in the mirror and hate what I see. And I figured out no matter how fat or skinny I...
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I haven't posted in a while, I haven't had the energy to even get out of bed, I feel myself falling back into the same pattern from last year. I feel like I've failed myself...
    MadW0rld MadW0rld 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I always feel so alone, even though I have great friends and a living family, I just feel like I can't talk about ANYTHING to anybody, it's making me feel so empty inside
    samthefreak samthefreak 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I feel so empty. Idk why but I just do. I'm not feeling any emotions but anger and sadness
    tatortiz95 tatortiz95 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I honestly feel so empty without him, he grew to become my best friend and boyfriend, we went threw a lot in so little. I know it isn't my fault and it was for the best, but I miss...
    Kiyokooo Kiyokooo 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I want to love somebody or empathize or just connect to somebody. I don't like feeling this empty.
    grungehippy grungehippy 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    For some time now I've been struggling with this issue. I barely "feel" any feelings, this doesn't mean I don't have emotions, I like animals, I hate stupidity. If I experience...
    Zer000 Zer000 22-25 37 mins ago

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    Help anyone. I don't know why but I have a strong urge to cut. I've never cut myself before so I don't why I feel this way. Maybe its because I feel empty and dead inside...
    lolfatimah103 lolfatimah103 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I do not know why I have this void in my personality. Something is missing. It is an unnerving sensation of disconnect that seems to dominate who I am. The shell I am living in is...
    rrevetahw rrevetahw 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I just don't understand what's the meaning of life. Why do we live ?. What's the meaning of doing anything when at the end of the day we all feel the same hollowness inside. Things...
    jerry44 jerry44 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    all ive ever wanted was to find some place i belong. i think this song below completely and totally sums me up better than anything i could ever say. its as though the writers of...
    hallowedwillow hallowedwillow 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Ive never been emotionally attached to anyone. Not even my parents and familly. I always feel like Im just driffting while everythinings moving along very fast. I started feeling...
    tikani tikani 16-17, F a week ago

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    Anonymous asked: What happens once you kill yourself? Because I'm ready to go. answered: You wanna know what happens once you kill yourself? Your mother comes home from work and...
    lllie lllie 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    5 months ago, I met a wonderful, attentive man through online dating. I'd just started a new job and was looking to meet new people, so when M* entered onto the scene, I was happy...
    moggymawr moggymawr 22-25, F Apr 1

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    I feel empty and full with stress at the same time. Sometimes I feel like fk it! Or why!? For what!? Then I feel urged to leave the house then when I'm out I just want to go back...
    bitterlysweet bitterlysweet 22-25 1 Response Mar 22

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    Im really ****** up. I stopped caring about everything and started hating every single person.. I don't feel anything, not even sad just empty. Its way worse than feeling sad, I...
    naivelittlegirl naivelittlegirl 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    getting fkd over by my ex and my closest friends, to meeting the only person who actually cares about me, is gone in a year or two. opening up to people who either stab you in the...
    basedgodschild basedgodschild 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    The day before yesterday was my birthday, and I turned 19. I don't know how to feel about this - I wasn't excited at all, nor sad or anything. It just passed by. But as always, I...
    garagara garagara 16-17 2 Responses Mar 22

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    At this point, after so much grief and trouble, I just feel empty. sad and just an empty shell. like I have a big hole right through me. and somehow I get up everyday like some...
    endofseptember endofseptember 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I don't know how to start this. I'm a new member and I feel like I need to get this out. I don't think I'm depressed, but I have no feeling of needing to do anything. My life right...
    MainMenuLobster MainMenuLobster 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I probably have some kind of abandonment issues. I’ve always put my worth in boys. I don’t know how to stop. They’ve always been something that I think has to be essential in...
    somethingorother585 somethingorother585 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I'm currently in high school and suffered from clinical depression since i was in 7th grade. I had a difficult childhood, I wasn't abused and actually my parents are very good to...
    Nonottoday Nonottoday 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    It's been four months since I had undergone the procedure and I think about it more and more everyday. When I first discovered I was pregnant I was so lost, the only thing I could...
    angelbaby4 angelbaby4 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    For the past few years now, well ever since I was a child, I was too mature for my age, and was always around people older than me. I felt like I've always been empty. I was...
    MaisieM MaisieM 13-15, F Apr 5

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    I can't seem to control what is happening to me. I don't even know how to start. All I know is I am hating myself more and more each day. The guilt of being a disappointment to my...
    ShyOne85 ShyOne85 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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